We’ve all heard it. From our parents, teachers, and well meaning friends who always have all the answers to everything. ‘You have to play the hand you’re dealt.’ The sentiment comes in many variations and I have historically lumped them all together. Use what you’ve got to get what you want, bloom where you’re planted, and the ever popular ‘when life gives you lemons…’
 

When You Think You Understand But You Don’t

Until today, I thought I had a full understanding of the cards concept.…
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Ever notice how sometimes things happen just when you need them most? Whether it’s called luck, coincidence or serendipity, people and events showing up in my life at just the right time always feels like a little slice of magic to me. And magic is always welcome!

As a blogger, I am routinely bombarded with offered the chance to try new products/services, meet new beauty experts or attend new business launches in the hopes that I’ll share those things with you.…

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Hygge (hoo-gah) is an old Danish concept that helps Danes get through their long, dark winters. Anyone besides me feeling the effects of winter: actual, political or otherwise? Yeah, I thought so. Fret not my lovelies, Hygge and I are here to help you make it through. And by the way, it doesn’t need to be wintertime for you to get started!…

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Years ago, I fell in love with the book Creating a Charmed Life: Sensible, Spiritual Secrets Every Busy Woman Should Know. Written by Victoria Moran, this how-to for living an enchanted life has been a major influence on the woman I am today. With 75 easily digestible chapters, the book has given me many ways to effortlessly lead an easier, more fulfilled and more delightful life.…

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This post is a sponsored conversation on behalf of Vaseline. All opinions are my own.

The world is a tough place these days and getting tougher all the time. Now, more than ever, it’s really important to take a break and take special care of the most important person in your life. You. I used to think of self-care as taking a whole day or a whole week to shut the world out and pamper myself.…

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